I found another place where you can find such police state like behavior--RUSSIA and Belaruse. So if you have never lived in a Police State before maybe here is the chance to see what one is like. Russian police use the exact same strategy as Australia's Victorian Police. This is obviously not a coincidence. It is an extension of a strategy known as the 'rolling roadblock'. Civilians are used by police to slow speeding motorists and if necessary form a roadblock. It's perhaps not something you are going to put in the procedure manual, but it is obviously something considered worth giving a try. If that is not a clear disconnect between the public and the police, I don't know what is. Serve and Protect.
In early 2005, Belarus was listed by the US as Europe's only remaining "outpost of tyranny".
The more I think about this video the more I realize that the case in Australia was an experimental strategy used to make a criminal collar. It wasn't some spur of the moment rash decision. It was a calculated response to use the public as human roadblocks. It still boggles my mind.